Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Understanding Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is a hands-on therapy designed to diagnose and treat bodily dysfunction. Utilizing various techniques, OMT realigns the body, alleviates tension, and restores optimal function. It effectively addresses acute and chronic injuries, enhances pain management, improves mobility, and expedites healing for both organs and the musculoskeletal system. OMT harnesses your body’s inherent healing abilities, promoting equilibrium and natural healing, making it a cornerstone of holistic patient care.

Qualified practitioners of OMT

OMT is delivered by Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), medical professionals with the same training as MDs, but with additional focus on holistic healthcare, particularly emphasizing the musculoskeletal system. DOs approach health from a comprehensive perspective, considering the whole person, including diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress management, and mental and physical well-being. OMT is a significant aspect of their practice. Center of Hope is privileged to have Dr. Lindsay Bridgewater as a practicing physician who employs OMT techniques.

The roots of OMT

This non-invasive therapeutic approach is rooted in osteopathic medicine’s holistic principles, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the body’s systems. Today, OMT is seamlessly integrated into modern healthcare, providing patients with a gentle yet effective means to address issues and enhance overall well-being without invasive procedures or medication.

Is OMT right for you?

If you’ve explored diverse avenues to manage pain, whether stemming from back discomfort, neck issues, headaches, pelvic pain, constipation, hip pain, knee pain, foot discomfort, or other concerns, OMT presents a viable solution worth considering.

Getting started with OMT

If you’re considering OMT, please reach out to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lindsay Bridgewater. She specializes in OMT techniques and will assess if it’s right for you. Whether you’re seeking pain relief, improved mobility, or comprehensive healthcare, our team is here to support your journey to optimal health.